Fire safety – use of small extinguishing equipment

Learn how to use small extinguishing equipment correctly

Fire safety – use of small extinguishing equipment
  • Practical
  • In consultation
  • Price on request
  • Dutch, French, English
  • Tailor-made
  • In-depth
  • Attestation of participation
  • SME portfolio, Training cheques, Sector fund

Proper fire safety and prevention protects your company in emergency situations. During this training course, you will learn how to handle small extinguishing equipment correctly. You will know what to do in the event of a fire.


An efficient evacuation procedure in case of fire is vital. But it is also important to have a basic understanding of fire prevention and firefighting. This course consists of a theoretical and a practical element. You will be handling extinguishing equipment yourself to ensure you are optimally prepared in the event of an emergency situation.

What kind of room do you need for the course?

The course takes place in a training centre or on the premise of your company. If you choose the latter option, it is important that your organisation's parking area is large enough for our truck and meets these conditions: 

  • 20 metres long and 4 metres wide at a minimum
  • A clear height of about 6 metres (watch out for trees)
  • An entrance of 3 metres wide and 4 metres high
  • A sufficiently large turning radius for the tractor and trailer

Don’t have such a space available? Opt for our ‘Fire safety – digital extinguishing’ course.

What will you learn?

This course consists of a theoretical and a practical element. Choose between a session of 4 or 8 hours with extra practical exercises. If you prefer a different setup, we can customise a course for you.

There is a maximum of 12 participants per course. In this way, you gain as much practical experience as possible, allowing you to respond adequately in specific situations.


  • What are the causes of fire? What is good fire prevention?
  • What are the fire triangle, the flashpoint, and spontaneous combustion?
  • What fire categories exist?
  • What are the dangers of a fire? What is a door procedure?
  • What different types of extinguishing equipment exist? And how to use them?
  • What do the mandatory pictograms mean?
  • How does evacuation proceed? (internal procedure)


  • Extinguish a burning deep fryer with a fire blanket.
  • Extinguishing a liquid fire with a CO2 extinguishing device.
  • Additional exercises are always possible.

This course is part of our Impact-offer


Broaden your view and prepare for a new role. A mix of learning methods helps you acquire in-depth knowledge you can apply immediately. The learning paths are often spread over several days.

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After completing this training course, you will be able to:

  • distinguish different types of extinguishing equipment;
  • use various types of extinguishing equipment to fight a fire that is just getting started;
  • apply various evacuation techniques in practice.

The instructor constantly evaluates and monitors each participant. They guarantee that the objectives are achieved by the end of the course. 

After completing this training course, you will receive a participation certificate.

For whom?

The course is intended for members of the fire prevention service in smaller organisations or companies with limited fire risks:

  • Distribution sector  
  • Volunteering associations  
  • Office environments  
  • Retail trade 
  • Retail  
Responsible for both emergency assistance and fire safety?

Then our 'Combi emergency response (first aid) and fire safety' course is for you. In this course, you acquire the relevant skills in one day so that you can take appropriate measures in the event of an accident or starting fire. 

More info >

What does the law say?

Each company is legally required to have an in-house firefighting service. It consists of several employees who act efficiently in the event of a fire (hazard). The size of your organisation is irrelevant to this requirement.

A risk analysis determines how many employees the firefighting service must contain. This depends on your company size, type of business operations and the fire risk.

As an employer, you are legally obligated to provide members of the firefighting service with the necessary training.  Raising awareness is important to inform all other employees of fire hazards, what to do in the event of a fire and how to evacuate.

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The price depends on how you participate in the training course

If your organisation is affiliated with Mensura External Service for Prevention and Protection at Work (ESPPW) and you have prevention units, you can pay with these as long as your balance is sufficient.


  • Training courses can be held in the evening or at the weekend for an additional fee.

Please indicate your choice in the quote request.

Subsidies and financing options

We qualify for all kinds of subsidies and financing options because we are certified by many government agencies and sector funds.

      • SME portfolio (in Flanders). Use these certification numbers in your application:
        • members of Mensura External Department for Prevention and Protection: Mensura EDPB - DV.O105072
        • non-members: Mensura CONSULT - DV.O101943
      • Training cheques - Wallonia
      • Sector fund
        • Alimento
        • Constructiv

      Frequently Asked Questions

      Is having a firefighting service mandatory?

      Yes. Every employer must organise its own firefighting service.

      This service consists of several employees who act efficiently in the event of a fire hazard. It is irrelevant how many employees you have. One person in the service must always be present.

      A risk analysis determines how many employees the firefighting service must engage. This depends on your company size, type of business operations, and the fire risk.

      Who should receive fire training in my organisation?

      Every organisation must have several employees that act efficiently in the event of a fire hazard, i.e. the firefighting service.  The team members take a specific course that has both theoretical and a practical elements. They learn to participate in a risk analysis, intervene when a fire starts, and carry out an evacuation correctly and quickly.

      All other employees must be informed about possible fire risks, the alarm signal, what to do in case of fire, and how to evacuate.

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